Atzav/Ka’as/Tugah: Good GRIEF!

To GRIEVE/GRIEF: atzav, verb (Strong’s 6087); ka’as, masculine noun (Strong’s 3708); tugah, feminine noun (Strong’s 8424). There are numerous Hebrew words expressing the idea of grief. The three most prominent being: Atzav, the action to grieve; Ka’as, the physical reaction from grief, such vexation or provocation; and Tugah, grief as a result of torment. Root: atzav (עצב),… Continue reading Atzav/Ka’as/Tugah: Good GRIEF!

Revisiting DA’AT/YADA (Knowledge)

Today is Father's Day and my Dad has always encouraged me to be a seeker of knowledge... first in medieval history, then genealogy, and now Biblical languages and history. Knowledge opens up the whole world for exploration. This week my oldest daughter, Grace, graduates from High School. In her pursuit of knowledge she will be… Continue reading Revisiting DA’AT/YADA (Knowledge)

Tevel: Saving the WORLD

WORLD: tevel. Feminine noun. (Strong’s 8398). Root: תבל Sounds like: tey-veyl The world is a complicated place. We are all inhabitants of it and we are all fellow-citizens in it, yet we seem to do our very best to ruin it.  Doomsayers tell us that the world is set for destruction and although many stand… Continue reading Tevel: Saving the WORLD

Revisiting Zakar (Remember)

Today is D-day. My Dad taught me to have the greatest respect for this day. It was the largest sea-born invasion in all of history. Seventy-seven years ago today (6 June 1944) the Canadian troops landed on Juno Beach and successfully secured the Normandy coast for the Allies... but not without heavy and devastating casualties.… Continue reading Revisiting Zakar (Remember)